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2017 Aerotow Event Schedule - Eastern USA - Registration and more links

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  • 2017 Aerotow Event Schedule - Eastern USA - Registration and more links

    UPDATED 03/04/17


    Sky High field in Muncy, PA is available to aerotow again with a event planned for September. The Black Dirt Squadron aero tow has been confirmed for October 6-8.

    LASS in Lancaster, PA also expressed an interest in rejoining the calendar. Is there any real potential in that? They previously held the late April date that is once again open due to construction near the SKSS field.

    Horse Feathers? Tom Pack is exloring a late April event outside Warrenton, VA. So, let's fill in the remaining blanks....

    Space Coast Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Cocoa, Florida
    March 25-26, 2017
    Club website:

    8th Annual Cumberland Maryland Spring Soar For Fun (Confirmed)
    March 22 - March 26, 2017
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia

    Team Gorgeous Spring Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Midland, Virginia
    April 21-23, 2017
    Flying Site:

    Southeast Regional Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Mack Hodges' Field, Andersonville, Georgia
    May 4-7, 2017

    RC Propbusters 2017 New England Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Salem, Connecticut
    Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Michigan Radio Control Association Aerotow(Confirmed)
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    May 27-28, 2017

    Windy Ridge RC Finger Lakes Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Hammondsport, New York
    June 1-4, 2017
    Club website:

    The Horizon Hobby AeroTow USA (Confirmed)
    Monticello, Illinois
    June 14-18, 2017
    Illini Glider Club at Piatt County Airport
    Directions to field:

    SLED-WORKS Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Owatonna, Minnesota
    July 13-16, 2017
    Visit for registration and photos of previous events
    See for information about the field

    5th Annual Cumberland Maryland Summer Soaring (Confirmed)
    July 19 - July 23, 2017
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia

    SKSS 11th Annual Great American Aerotow. (CANCELLED)
    Newark, Delaware
    August 24-27, 2017
    Club Site:

    Winamac Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Winamac, Indiana
    August 24-27, 2017
    Contact Tim at 219-688-3984

    Quebec CanAm Aerotow
    Sainte-Julie, Canada (close to Montreal)
    August 18-20, 2017
    Club website:

    Ottawa Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
    September 9-10, 2017
    Club website:

    Sky High Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Muncy, Pennsylvania
    September 15-17, 2017 with casual flying Thursday afternoon after field set-up.
    Hosted by Mark Eisele and your pals at

    Clover Creek Aerodrome Aero-Tow (Confirmed)
    Toone, Tennessee
    September 14-17, 2017

    Black Dirt Squadron Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Goshen, New York
    October 6-8, 2017

    NARCA 9th Annual Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Huntsville, Alabama
    October 5-8, 2017
    Club website:

    51st Annual Cumberland Maryland Soar For Fun (Confirmed)
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia
    November 1 - November 5, 2017


    It's going to be another fantastic year!

    Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

  • #2
    I think that is a fantastic move for all parties and look forward to another awesome aerotow year in 2017!!! Thanks all for working hard to keep this corner of our hobby alive and kicking!


    • #3
      Hi everyone!

      In Quebec, we are joining our efforts to organize the Quebec CanAm aerotow event from Friday August 18 to Sunday the 20th. The event will bu held on the C2VM field in Sainte-Julie, close to Montreal and easy to reach for our American and Ontarian friends! More details to come...
      Marc Alain and Dan McRae


      • #4
        If I may add, the CamAm aerotow is packed right the weekend before the 3-day Lacolle International Championship competition that starts the next Friday, that is August 25-27 2017. Both sites are 45 minutes apart, both on beautiful sod farms.

        The Championship program showcases two ALES competitions, and one F5J competition. The ALES competitions are on the canadian and ESL schedules, so points count towards ESL standings.

        The F5J competition will be part of the world F5J Intertour. We will have loaners F5J electronic devices for those who want to try for the first time.

        More info to come.


        • #5

          The Space Coast Aero Tow will be March 25-26, 2017.

          The South East Regional Aero Tow will be May 4-7, 2017.

          Last edited by Kris; 02-14-2017, 03:22 AM.


          • #6
            Ottawa AeroTow, Arnprior Ontario near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada should be on September 9th and 10th, 2017

            Aurele Alain


            • #7
              Thanks, Aurele. I updated post #1.

              Any other news from anyone? I pinged Charlie at SKSS to see if they've given any additional thought to shifting into September.

              Thanks everyone. Let's keep our great hobby growing.

              Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.


              • #8
                Hello all! Merry Christmas! Here is current recon on a couple `17 events:

                - VERMONT: Sad news. With the loss of their flying site due to crop rotation (likely for 3 years) VT is not currently planning on hosting an event this year. GMTC's new field is sufficient for club flying, but cannot accommodate a large event.

                - PENNSYLVANIA: Great news! Sky High Aerotow will return to Muncy, PA. Mark (field owner), Len and I will be hosting through This is no longer a club field, rather a private site. Expect the same spectacular scenery and flying conditions. Simple lunch available each day, no big dinner fest. Camping on site available as always. We are going to hold off on selecting a date until Delaware, Black Dirt and others settle their dates. We will fill a gap in order to best accommodate everyone. Stay tuned.


                Please post any thoughts, new Eastern events, dates, etc. It may be building season, but very soon we fly!

                Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.


                • #9
                  Made updates to the website Events Sections and Calendar based on current 2017 information.

                  We are still waiting on confirmation of other 2017 dates, so if your event is not listed, please check your calendar and let us know.
                  A Site for Soar Eyes


                  • #10
                    It is with great sadness that the Spring SKSS event just may not happen. The state has decided to "Improve" the trails and roads in the general area of our field and we will be closed for approximately five months. Now we were told this was supposed to start in November but is not expected to start until after the new year. They way its looking right now the April Spring aerotow will not happen unless the work is completed sooner. As soon as we know for sure I'll update here again.

                    Team "Casa Del Whaco's"


                    • #11

                      Winamac is confirmed to be held on august 24-27th

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                      Horizon Hobby Team Member


                      • #12
                        I have been in contact with wilburt wright club and this event will not take place this year

                        The MRCA aerotow, will take place on memorial day week end May 27 and 28th

                        Horizon Hobby Team Member


                        • #13
                          Two words... Black Dirt.

                          Steve Richman confirms the Black Dirt Aerotow has been set for October 6-7-8, 2017. The field is located off Indiana Road in Goshen, NY. Here's a link to the host club:

                          Once SKSS makes a,decision and picks a date in either August or September, the Sky High Aerotow -- currently looking at September 15-17 -- will fill the open month SKSS doesn't want.

                          Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.


                          • #14
                            This season is shaping up to be a spectacular one!


                            • #15
                              Any progress on an April event?